Assault on photojournalist: Police says will look into the matter


Srinagar, March 16: Police on Thursday said that higher officers of the police department have taken cognizance of assault on photojournalist outside Geelani residence.

"Today there was apprehension of breach of peace outside the residence of Syed Ali Shah Geelani at Hyderpora during which the road leading to Airport got blocked and Police present had to intervene to ensure smooth flow of traffic," police said in an official handout.

"During this, some Photo journalists who were trying to approach to the residence of Syed Ali Shah Geelani were requested not to proceed ahead as it would have escalated the situation. The Photo journalists remained adamant and tried to proceed ahead without giving any heed to the request of the Police.They later protested alleging high handedness of Police and demanded action."